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LOOKING BACK

Grain-fed steers only 27 cents per pound

By: Compiled from our archives by Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago December 7, 1962

Linda Wood was chosen for the DAR Good Citizens Award at Del Oro. She was student body president and very involved in school activities.

Loomis 4-H Club members Beth Nute, Michele Mutoza and Elizabeth Martin gave a demonstration on how to make a piggy bank from a bleach bottle. Sharon Lamb called for the annual gift march for DeWitt patients.

Hiroshi "Doc" Takemoto of Main Drug was awarded a 10-year pin at the J.A.C.L. Goodwill dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sagaser celebrated their Silver Anniversary. They came to Loomis in 1938 and started the Loomis News in 1940.

The ladies of the Delta Lamba Club entertained their husbands at dinner served in the Women’s Club House in Loomis.

Martha Nace and Nancy Thompson served treats at the I-yus-kin-ta-si Campfire Girls meeting.

The Loomis Barber Shop was operated by John Graham.

For Sale: grain fed-steers 27 cents per pound.

The Ruhkala brothers offered monuments for sale at Union Granite Co., in Rocklin.

25 Years Ago December 10, 1987

The members of the renowned "chain gang" working the Friday night football games were named to the Del Oro No. 1 Club. They were Dave Altobell, Frank Adiego, Pat Garnett and Bob Hongslo. Del Oro cheerleader advisor Dottie Breckenridge was also inducted into the No. 1 Club.

John Ireland was elected Mayor of Loomis.

The Loomis School District Band, under the direction of Mrs. Joss Bravo, performed a Christmas concert.

Superior Court Judge George Yonehiro, a native of Placer County, announced he was retiring.

David Shiro, Scott Bramlett and Susan Woodward were named to the Dean's Honor List at California State University, Chico.

Linda Woessner and Suzanne Johnstone's classes at Placer Elementary School made puppets and marionettes with the help of Mrs. Angela Canwright, the Puppet Lady.

Loomis native George Uyeno retired from the Placer County Water Agency.

William Phillips, a 1967 Del Oro graduate, was a Coast Guard Commander stationed in Long Beach.

Don Allen, Rob Getty and Randy Richardson created a Nativity scene for Koinonia's Singing Christmas Card.

10 Years Ago December 12, 2002

Services were held for Marguerite A. Nute, who was born in 1914 on the family ranch. She spent many years working with her husband, Frank, on their fruit ranch in Loomis. She was very active in the community. She was the first PTA president at Loomis Grammar School, was involved with Loomis 4-H for more than 50 years, and a 50-year member of the Penrhyn Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.

Services were held for G.H. "Shorty" Ramsey, 91, a native of Oklahoma. In 1942 he moved to work on the fruit ranches around Penryn. He later worked for the railroad and Aerojet, finishing his career as a butcher for Loomis Mutual Market until in closed in 1988.

Mabel and John Lee celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They met in Des Moines, Iowa when the Navy sent John to electrician's school during WWII.

Outgoing Loomis Mayor Rhonda Morillas handed the gavel to newly selected Mayor Hazel Hineline. During the meeting, 12-year old Kirk Middleton requested the council consider a skateboard park for Loomis.

Frank and Pat Dowd were busy this time of year at their Christmas tree farm in Loomis.

Among those enjoying the Loomis Basin Congregational Church Breakfast were Maxine and Frank Law, Sally Bailey and family and Armas Sepponen, on his 92nd birthday, with his wife Margaret.